05/27/15 1:11pm

The National Weather Service has issued a Severe Thunderstorm Watch for the City of Alexandria and the surrounding area until 7:00 PM this evening, Wednesday May 27, 2015.

REMINDER:  A watch does not necessarily mean that severe weather is actually occurring, only that atmospheric conditions have created a significant risk for severe weather to occur.



05/27/15 12:49pm
Aldi Grocery Store at 4580 Duke Street in Alexandria, Virginia (Going WB on Duke Street)

Image via City of Alexandria

The City of Alexandria Planning Commission will hold its next regular monthly public hearing on Tuesday, June 2, 2015 at 7:00 PM in City Hall Council Chambers, located at 301 King Street in Alexandria, Virginia. Docket items can be found at this link.

One of the items up for consideration is the new Aldi Food Market, which is looking to replace the old Tres Hermanas restaurant at 4580 Duke Street in Alexandria.

ALDI is asking for a development special use permit and site plan with modifications to construct a grocery store including a special use permit request for a parking reduction that would allow them to have less parking on their property than required by current zoning law. ALDI is making the argument that their stores do not need as much parking because people are in and out of ALDI’s much more quickly than other grocery stores. By recommending approval of the project, City staff believes that the parking standards are out of date as well.

You can view the docket items for this project at this link (staff report & site plan).

05/27/15 11:11am

Park smarter in Old Town Alexandria, Virginia

The next public meeting of The Old Town Area Parking Study (OTAPS) Work Group will take place TONIGHT, Wednesday, May 27, from 6 to 8 p.m., in the Sister Cities Room 1101, City Hall, 301 King Street to review parking policies in Old Town. The meeting topics are residential parking policies and parking management tools for the Old Town area.

Meeting materials are available on the OTAPS website at this link. The meeting is open to the public.

05/27/15 10:31am

Whole Foods Market In Carlyle

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

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05/27/15 10:13am

Carluccio's in Old Town Alexandria, Virginia at 100 King Street
Tuesday’s are jobs days here on Red Brick Town. With the Monday holiday, that slipped to today.

If you’re ready for a new and challenging job, take a look at our wide range of Alexandria, Virginia jobs from Indeed. View our listings of Alexandria area job opportunities and find your perfect fit today.

Locally, Ben & Jerry’s is hiring at their Old Town Alexandria, Virginia location. Also, Wegman’s, coming soon to the Alexandria area, is now hiring for full-time and part-time hourly workers. In addition, Carluccio’s is hiring (see above) as is Blackwall Hitch.

If you have job openings you would like to have announced, post them in our neighborhood forums or contact me at this link.

See more jobs in the Alexandria, Virginia area via the jobroll below or use this link.


05/27/15 9:49am

black historyJoin the Senior Center at the Charles Houston Recreation Center and the Alexandria Black History Museum for an afternoon of lively discussion from 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM this Friday with journalist Sylvester Monroe at Alexandria’s Black History Museum, located at 902 Wythe Street in Alexandria, VirginiaThis event is FREE and open to the public. 

Sylvester Monroe is an Assistant Foreign Editor for the Washington Post, overseeing the paper’s coverage of Europe and South Asia. He joined the Post staff in Aug., 2014 continuing a career that has spanned more than 40 years in newspapers, magazines, and radio and television journalism. The veteran reporter, writer, editor and newsroom manager is also the co-author with Peter Goldman, of a best-selling book, “Brothers: Black and Poor — A True Story of Courage and Survival.”

In it, Monroe examined the lives of 11 of his childhood friends from the Robert Taylor Homes housing project in Chicago where he grew up. Monroe graduated from Harvard University, cum laude with a B.A. in Social Studies. A frequent public speaker at schools, colleges and conventions in the US and abroad, Monroe now lives in Washington, DC.

For more information about this event, call 703.746.4356.